Monday, November 29, 2010


Hitting the road for the holidays? A little bit of planning can go a long way towards keeping spirits bright, especially with kids! Here are some helpful tips:
1- Bored kids are restless kids. Bring along plenty of quiet but interactive activities without too many pieces to drop or throw.
2- Don't kick off the holidays with a fussy flyer in your lap. Pick a flight time when your baby's most likely to be asleep.
3- If you're staying in anything bigger than a hotel room, be sure to bring your baby monitor for extra piece of mind.
4- Hitting some public restrooms along the way? A portable potty seat provides a nice clean layer between your child and the toilet.
5- Pack a portable travel cot for a bed away from home- all the better if it can double as a playpen!
6- Bring along a favorite baby blanket: the familiar smell is soothing for your child.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Wishing my “Jet Set Smart Community”

A Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

Gobble Gobble !!!
Whether you are traveling to be with family and friends, or just staying put, I hope you all have a great holiday! I've been busy lately making travel plans, so I haven't had much time to blog, but I promise to be back at it soon. I am getting ready to jet set to another great location, and I will share my trip with all of you soon. Stay tuned! Safe travels to all you jet setters!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Want all of the tastes of Italy without the long flight? Then head to New York City's EATALY! Created by three of the most beloved Italian-American restaurateurs and chefs (Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Matticchio), EATALY is basically an imported eatery filled with gourmet food and wine straight from Italy. It has even been described as a 50-thousand square foot Italian Culinary Funhouse. EATALY opened this past August, but I finally got a chance to check it out this weekend, and was truly amazed! Inside, you'll find individual retail departments selling everything from pastries, to breads, to handmade pastas, to fresh fruits and vegetables, to gelatos, to paninis, to pizzas, to coffees and wine. There's even a fishmonger and a butcher, a bookstore, and a housewares name it and it's here! You could literally stop in for a quick panini, something to drink, and a gelato for dessert (like I did), or you could spend an entire afternoon roaming around, trying different foods and wine, and getting the true EATALY food experience. In the words of Mario Batali, EATALY is a "temple...where food is more sacred than commerce." Bottom line...jet set over to EATALY for a taste of Italy and skip out on the jet lag while you're at it!
200 5th Avenue (between 23rd & 24th streets)
New York, NY 10010
Monday-Sunday 10am-11pm